Kanab Point for Sunrise over the Grand Canyon
|Kanab Point at the exact moment of Sunrise|
After camping there overnight, I got up before sunrise and went to the point looking east. The sun will rise over Kanab Creek to the east and the main Grand Canyon with the Colorado is slightly to the southeast. You can include views in any direction except northwest. It drops off in sheer cliffs in all those directions.
I shot with a variety of lenses to bring some specific things into focus, such as the Golden Rocky Towers with a 70-200 mm lens. I used the 17 mm tilt-shift lens to make the Kanab Creek panorama. I also used multiple exposures and HDR processing for the first photo which includes the sun. I hoped to capture the glorious glow on the towers below Kanab Point and also see the darker depths of Kanab creek and see the sun simultaneously. I did some manual local adjustments to get things exactly right.
|Golden Rocky Towers over the Grand Canyon|
|Kanab Creek drainage: a panoramic photo|
|Kanab Point: the view to the west|